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DDC: Delhi government takes strong exception to attempts to trivialize the issue

May 10, 2015 at 5:23 PM

Attention of Delhi government has been drawn towards motivated reports in a section of media about reasons for its decision to relieve an officer from the additional charge of member secretary of Delhi Dialogue Commission, who was on deputation from the central government.

Bodoland gets more support, strike from May 7

May 3, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) With other communities backing the demand for a Bodoland in Assam, a 36-hour state-wide strike has been called from May 7.

Thousands pay tribute to 'hero' Osama on first death anniversary in Quetta

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Quetta, May 3 (ANI): Thousands of people rallied in Quetta on Wednesday to pay tribute to Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden on his first death anniversary, witnesses said.


'Monster' black hole caught red-handed slaughtering unlucky star

May 3, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Washington, May 3 (ANI): Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole gobbling up a star that wandered too close.

Karnataka urges PM for massive drought relief package

May 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) An all-party team from Karnataka led by Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda Wednesday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought immediate release of Rs.1,500 crore for drought relief in the state.

Government should implement reservation for disabled: MP

May 2, 2012 at 6:56 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tarun Vijay Wednesday demanded that the government fully implement reservation provisions for the disabled and apprise parliament about the action taken to fill up these vacancies.

Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal's right: Mamata

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are not beggars."

Sri Lanka against disguising global influence

May 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

Colombo, May 2 (IANS) International "conspiracies" under the guise of human rights will not be allowed to break Sri Lankans' unity, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

Huge increase in candidates seeking central jobs

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) There has been a whopping eight-fold increase in the number of applicants for the prestigious Staff Selection Commission examinations, from one million to nearly nine million in the past four years, a top official said here Tuesday.

Myanmar govt hopeful of making peace with KIO: Thein Sein

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Yangon, May 1 (Xinhua-ANI): Myanmar President U Thein Sein said the government is putting hope on making peace with the ethnic Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) as the peace process is going on despite differences in some facts, official media reported Tuesday.

UK MPs to publish damning report on NOTW phone-hacking allegations

May 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): British lawmakers will publish a report into allegations of phone-hacking at the now defunct tabloid News of the World.

Kashmir panchayat members stage hunger strike

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Srinagar, May 1 (IANS) Dozens of village elders and panchayat members sat on a day's hunger strike here Tuesday to protest against the alleged apathy of the Jammu and Kashmir government in empowering panchayats.

Over 750,000 hit by storms in China

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) Heavy rains and hailstorms have affected over 750,000 people in a central Chinese province, officials said Tuesday.

Centre's nod needed for trial of armed forces men: SC

May 1, 2012 at 12:02 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday said that armed forces personnel operating in areas under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), facing allgations of committing excesses could not be tried by the criminal courts without the prior sanction of the central government.

Rogue stars ejected from Milky Way found in intergalactic space

May 1, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Researchers have identified a group of more than 675 stars on the outskirts of the Milky Way that they argue are hypervelocity stars that have been ejected from the galactic core.

Seven people beheaded at Brazilian farm

May 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Rio de Janeiro, May 1 (IANS/EFE) Police found seven people decapitated at a farm in the central Brazilian state of Goias, media reports said.

Evicted grandmother chains herself to Spain's central bank

May 1, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Madrid, May 1 (IANS/EFE) A 76-year-old grandmother who lost her home to debt chained herself to the gate of Spain's central bank here Monday and asked Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to address the "injustices" affecting many people in the Iberian nation.

Fog halts 700 cargo ships in China

April 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Beijing, April 30 (IANS) More than 700 cargo ships have been stranded on the Yangtze river in central China due to heavy fog that has shrouded the region for the past two days.

Mayawati demands constitution amendment for SC/ST quota

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Monday demanded in the Rajya Sabha that the government bring a constitutional amendment bill during the current parliament session to ensure that Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Uttar Pradesh continue to get reservation benefits in promotions.

'Pak intelligence says Taliban may be planning another attack on Adiala Prison

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30(ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) may be planning another attack on the Adiala prison.

Sri Lanka's main Islamic party refuses to relocate controversial mosque

April 30, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Colombo, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka's main Muslim political party Muslim Congress, a government ally on Monday wowed not to reach any compromise on the removal of controversial Muslim mosque in the central part of the country.

Urgent: 4 killed in explosion in central Nepal

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Kathmandu, Apr 30 (Xinhua-ANI): An explosive device went off in Janakpur district in central Nepal on Monday.

Catholics told to 'embrace Twitter and Facebook'

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Melbourne, Apr 30 (ANI): Delegates at a Catholic conference have been told that the Catholic Church should embrace online tools such as Twitter and Facebook to deliver its message.

Wind farms 'may cause climate change'

April 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

London, Apr 30 (ANI): In a new study, that shows for the first time that wind farms are already pushing up temperatures, scientists have revealed that this new technology can cause climate change.

Seven dead in China as van falls into river

April 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Seven people were killed in central China when their van plunged into a river, police said Sunday.

US economic growth slows to 2.2 pct in first quarter of 2012

April 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The pace of economic growth in the United States has slowed down to 2.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, as compared to three percent in last three months of 2011.

Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent

April 28, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government said Friday.

29 hurt in four bombings in Ukraine

April 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 29 people, including nine children, were injured Friday in four successive bomb attacks in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city, the government said.

Rajya Sabha passes amended central institutions act

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha Friday passed amendments to the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006, exempting some central institutions from implementing the other backward castes (OBC) quota.

Ex Pak blind captain Razzaq says he retired due to injury rather than out of grudge

April 27, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Karachi, Apr 27(ANI): Former Pakistan blind cricket team captain Abdul Razzaq has clarified that he retired from cricket due to a injury rather than out of grudge.

Four bomb attacks rock Ukraine

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Moscow, April 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 14 people were injured in four successive bomb attacks that took place Friday in Ukraine's Dnepropetrovsk city.

Real Madrid on verge of La Liga triumph

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Madrid, April 27 (IANS) Real Madrid could be crowned the Spanish Primera Liga champions if results go their way after the 35th round of matches in Spain this weekend.

Women have 'larger pupils than men'

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Women's eyes may actually be different from men's as a new study has revealed that healthy emmetropic women have a bigger pupil diameter than men.

Tamara Ecclestone infuriated over car damage

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

London, Apr 27 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone has been left furious after a vandal damaged one of her cars when she was running some last minute errands in central London ahead of her holiday to Dubai.

Sri Lankan Muslims launch protests following threats against Dambulla mosque

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Colombo, Apr 27 (ANI): Muslims of areas around eastern Sri Lanka are taking part in mass protests following threats to demolish and relocate a mosque in the central town of Dambulla.

Oz researcher calls to end stigma associated with 'safe' cousin marriages

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Canberra, April 27 (ANI): A research has called for ending the stigma associated with marriage between cousins, after discovering that health risks have been greatly exaggerated in such match-ups.

This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance!

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.

Rajasthan enacts law on right to hearing

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Jaipur, April 26 (IANS) The Rajasthan assembly Thursday passed a bill providing the people with the right to a hearing on governance related issues within a stipulated timeframe. The state is the first in the country to do so.

Wall Street gains on Apple, Fed's economic outlook

April 26, 2012 at 4:33 AM

New York, April 26 (IANS) The US Stocks gained broadly Wednesday thanks to strong Apple earning reports and the Federal Reserve's positive economic outlook.

US Fed hints at new steps to boost recovery

April 26, 2012 at 2:17 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Wednesday exuded frustration with the slow labor market recovery and hinted that the central bank was poised to take further moves to boost economic growth.

'Government to fund health mission for five more years'

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government's flagship health scheme, the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is set to get another lease of life with Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad claiming that the government will fund the project for another five years.

Milk suppliers agitate against unfair pricing by private companies

April 25, 2012 at 10:01 PM

New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Milk suppliers from across northern India gathered in New Delhi on Wednesday and carried out a protest rally over unfair pricing by private companies.

China to invest 4 trillion Yuan in water resources by 2020

April 25, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): China's Minister of Water Resources Chen Lei said Wednesday that the country's investment in water resources will reach four trillion Yuan (634.8 billion U.S. dollars) by 2020.

Now, 'Google Drive' offering free online storage for photos, videos files

April 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

London, Apr 25 (ANI): Search giant Google has unveiled a new consumer service that offers up to 16 terabytes for storing photos, videos, and other digital files in the Internet 'cloud.'

Amid uncertainty, Reang refugees to return to Mizoram

April 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Kanchanpur (Tripura), April 25 (IANS) The much-awaited repatriation of Reang tribal refugees from Tripura to adjoining Mizoram is set to resume Thursday, but there is still uncertainty over whether all the migrants in six camps will return home, officials said Wednesday.

Judge killed in ambush in Philippines

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Manila, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A trial court judge was killed in an ambush Tuesday night in central Philippine province of Negros Occidental, police said on Wednesday.

Chinese prison funding no longer relies on enterprises: Official

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Beijing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): The profits of prison-run enterprises no longer act as the primary financial source for Chinese prisons, Minister of Justice Wu Aiying said Wednesday.

Spain on course to meet deficit target: Minister

April 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Madrid, April 25 (IANS) Spain was on course to meet its deficit cutting target, despite a year-on-year increase in the deficit-to-GDP ratio in the first quarter of 2012, said Treasury Minister Cristobal Montoro.

BEL net dips 16 percent in 2011-12

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

Bangalore, April 24 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) Tuesday reported provisional net profit of Rs.725 crore during fiscal 2011-12, posting 16 percent lower growth over the last fiscal.

'Allow wheat exports to Pakistan, CIS countries'

April 25, 2012 at 1:23 AM

Chandigarh, April 24 (IANS) Punjab Tuesday asked the central government to allow the export of wheat to Pakistan and CIS countries through the Attari checkpost as the state's produce may cross a record 115 lakh tonnes this year.

2,500-year-old tomb found in China

April 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Beijing, April 24 (IANS) A tomb of an ancient Chinese warlord, dating back more than 2,500 years, has been discovered near a tourist resort.

Coach-truck collision leaves 13 dead, 12 injured in central China

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

ZHENGZHOU, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): At least 13 people have been confirmed dead and another 12 injured after a coach collided with a truck Monday afternoon in a road section in central China's Henan province.

Ancient tomb and artifacts discovered in E China

April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

JINAN, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese archaeologists have discovered a tomb where an ancient warlord may have once rested, as well as a collection of artifacts dating back more than 2,500 years.

Pakistan cricketers still awaiting new central contracts

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): The announcement of this year's central contracts for Pakistan cricketers has been further delayed after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formed a new committee to recommend the pay hike and players who would be included in the list.

Pakistan cricketers still awaiting new central contracts

April 24, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): The announcement of this year's central contracts for Pakistan cricketers has been further delayed after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formed a new committee to recommend the pay hike and players who would be included in the list.

Mamata on backfoot, says her demand was an appeal not an ultimatum

April 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Chief Minister of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee, who is well known for threatening the government first and soften later, has once again has come on the backtrack and said a section of media has distorted my statement..........

Maoists menace tops BJP agenda ahead of parliament session

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley has said the increasing Maoist menace would be priority subject of discussion during the second leg of parliament's budget session, starting today.

Chavez to return to Venezuela this week

April 24, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Caracas, April 24 (IANS/EFE) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez spoke Monday on state television for the first time since he went to Cuba for cancer treatment nine days ago and said he will be back in Caracas later this week.

Mamata backtracks; says it was an appeal, not ultimatum

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed a section of media for distorting the facts and clarified that it was not an ultimatum but an appeal.

Trinamool MPs to pressure government for tax monotatorium

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a three-year interest moratorium, Trinamool Congress Monday said it will raise the issue in both the houses of parliament in the upcoming budget session.

Man crosses 6,000 ft high canyon without safety net

April 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

London, April 23 (IANS) A 40-year-old American slackline walker Monday crossed a canyon in central China almost 6,000 feet above sea level without a safety line, the Telegraph reported.

Patient swallows syringe, seeks fine from hospital

April 23, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) A man in China who swallowed barrel of a doctor's syringe during an operation is all set to receive 60,000 yuan ($9,500) in compensation after the hospital authorities admitted to their staff's blunder.

Development can help combat Maoist activities in India: CRPF

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): The Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Aniruddh Uppal on Monday said the initiation of development projects in Maoist-hit areas would help combat left wing extremists activities.

British government to unveil new measures to limit public spending

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

London, April 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Britain is to unveil new rules to further limit public spending as part of the government's efforts to meet its austerity targets.

2 officers, 1 doctor killed by gunmen in Syria Monday

April 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Damascus, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): "Armed terrorist groups" assassinated Monday a doctor and two officers in central and southern Syria, state-run SANA news agency reported.

Rupert, James Murdoch to give evidence for first time in NOTW phone-hacking scandal

April 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

London, Apr 23 (ANI): Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch will be among various newspaper owners and news bosses who would give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into media practices and ethics this week.

Railways is self-sufficient: Mukul Roy

April 23, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The railway ministry had constraints but was financially self- sufficient unlike other ministries that look for central aid, Railway Minister Mukul Roy said Monday.

Sri Lankan Govt. orders removal of mosque located at place 'sacred to Buddhists'

April 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Colombo, Apr 23 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Government has ordered the removal of a mosque located in the central town of Dambulla, saying it is sacred to the country's majority Buddhists.

China issues sandstorm alert

April 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China has issued a blue alert, the lowest level in the warning system, against sandstorms that are expected to hit the country's northwest regions.

Minogue shows off biker chic in new promo

April 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

London, April 23 (IANS) Singer Kylie Minogue is showing off her dark side in a new promo by transforming into a fearsome, leather-clad biker chick.

China issues sandstorm alert

April 22, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) China's meteorological authorities Sunday issued a low-level alert against sandstorms that are expected to hit the country's northwest regions.

BJP urges Centre to consider legitimate rights of states

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Amritsar, Apr 22 (ANI): Claiming the 15-day deadline issued by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the central government as a 'legitimate right', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday urged the Congress party to consider her demand.

Responsibility of centre and state governments to free Alex, says his father

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Chennai, Apr 22 (ANI): The father of the abducted Chattisgarh collector Alex Paul Menon, A Varadhas, on Sunday said it was now the responsibility of the central and state governments to secure the release of his son from the Maoists.

French presidential candidate Hollande casts vote

April 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Paris, Apr 22 (Xinhua-ANI): French presidential candidate Francois Hollande, representing the biggest opposition Socialist Party (PS), cast his vote for Sunday's first round of presidential election.

India concerned about oil price volatility: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) India is concerned about the volatility in the prices of oil, gas and other commodities as they were not aligned to economic fundamentals, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday.

France votes as Sarkozy's fate hangs in balance

April 22, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Paris, April 22 (IANS) Millions voted Sunday in the first round of presidential elections in France, a country bogged down by weak economy and high unemployment, issues that may spell trouble for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

French presidential election starts

April 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Paris, April 22 (IANS) The first round of the 2012 French presidential election kicked off Sunday with over 44 million registered voters eligible to cast their ballots for one of 10 candidates, including incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

Government hopeful of passing important education bills

April 22, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) With the budget session of parliament set to resume Tuesday, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal and education officials are keeping their fingers crossed for a slew of critical but pending education bills that, among others, seeks to establish a body to oversee and standardise higher education in the country and include children with disabilities under the Right to Education.

Haryana seeks Rs 3,000 crore from centre

April 22, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Chandigarh, April 22 (IANS) Haryana has sought Rs.3,000 crore from the central government to compensate for the loss of revenue due to the reduction of central sales tax (CST) rates last fiscal.

Vietnam hit by mystery skin disease

April 22, 2012 at 8:21 AM

Hanoi, April 22 (IANS) A province in Vietnam has been hit by a mysterious skin infection that has already killed 19 people and affected more than 170, BBC reported.

Floods hit homes in Russia

April 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Moscow, April 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 500 homes were flooded in the central Russian region of Ryazan after melting snow caused the river Moksha to overflow, officials said.

Call for urgent IMF quota, governance reforms

April 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Reaffirming the urgency of making the 2010 quota and governance reforms effective by October to enhance the International Monetary Fund's legitimacy and credibility, its steering committee has called for an agreement by January 2013.

Congress plays down Mamata ultimatum

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Playing down the ultimatum of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a moratorium on interest payment burden of the state, the Congress Saturday said the central government will have a "constructive approach" towards such demands.

Pranab expressed concern over slowdown in IMF quota reforms

April 21, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Expressing his concern at the pace of reform on quota and governance issues in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Finance Minister of India on Friday said that a dynamic reform process was necessary to ensure IMF's legitimacy and effectiveness..............

Syria sets free 30 prisoners with no homicide records

April 21, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Damascus, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The Syrian authorities have set free 30 prisoners who had got involved in the recent events in Syria "and whose hands were not smeared with the blood of Syrians, " state-run SANA news agency reported Saturday.

Mamata gives Centre 15-day ultimatum on tax moratorium

April 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Reiterating her demand for an interest moratorium for the cash-strapped West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday gave the central government a 15-day ultimatum and warned that its "indifferent attitude" could become a "big issue".

Mamta on tough stance, insists on tax moratorium

April 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Taking a tough stance, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee has hinted that state is not in the position for its survival

UN observers arrive in rebellious Homs in central Syria

April 21, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Damascus, Apr 21 (Xinhua-ANI): The advance team of UN observers tasked by the UN Security Council to monitor the implementation of a full cessation of armed violence in Syria, visited the central province of Homs on Saturday, state-run SANA news agency reported.

Gilani calls for sweeping jail reforms to hasten disposal of prisoners' cases

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 21(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the law and justice ministry to prepare recommendations for the release of prisoners, who are languishing in various jails for years due to the police's failure to present solid evidence against them.

Sri Lankan mosque forced to abandon prayers by Buddhists protesters

April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Colombo, Apr 21 (ANI): A mosque in Sri Lanka was forced to abandon its Friday prayers after a group of Buddhists, including monks, held a demonstration demanding its demolition.

Tribal belt in central India not shared fruits of growth: Ramesh

April 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The tribal belt in central India has not shared fruits of high economic growth witnessed by the country over the past few years, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday and added that the proposed Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation (BRLF) will help take benefits of development to these areas.

After railways, Banerjee now sending Bengal to ICU: CPI-M

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Friday said after having sent the railways to the ICU as railway minister, she was now doing the same to the state.

Barcelona take on Real Madrid in crucial 'El Classico'

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Madrid, April 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona will take on Real Madrid in a crucial 'El Classico' Saturday that could see Madrid's lead at the top of the Spanish Primera Liga table reduced to just one point.

Public Distribution System to be computerised

April 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The food and public distribution department has signed an agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to scale up computerization of the targeted public distribution system (TPDS) in the country.

Need for a working group for BRICS development bank: India

April 20, 2012 at 7:06 PM

India has suggested to form a working group consists of finance ministry and central bank officials of the BRIC countries.

Maharashtra drought: Governor's help sought

April 20, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drought is affecting supply of potable water and cattle fodder in western Maharashtra and is hitting irrigation schemes, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was told Friday.

Kerala fishermen's relatives feel cheated

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, after a government lawyer told the apex court that the state government had no jurisdiction in the matter.

Maoists say Odisha MLA Jhina Hikaka will be tried on April 25

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Bhubaneshwar, Apr 20 (ANI): The Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee, the Maoist group responsible for the abduction of Biju Janata Dal MLA Jhina Hikaka, released a fresh audio tape on Friday saying the MLA will be tried in a people's court on April 25.

CBI probe recommended against Yeddyurappa kin

April 20, 2012 at 3:01 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court appointed central empowered committee on environmental matters Friday recommended to the apex court that the CBI probe payments made by a mining company to two firms owned by close relatives of former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.

Gomez supports Unicef campaign

April 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Los Angeles, April 20 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has urged her fans to donate to the latest Unicef campaign to help starving children in Africa.

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